A History of Residential Interior and Exterior Architecture Design

Interior

We will look at the evolution of interior design techniques as they matured over the last few centuries, moving from the basic one room house which included kitchen, bath, bedroom, and family room all in one open space to the sprawling homes of today that have media rooms, game rooms, offices, and a huge variety of other rooms customized to meet the owners needs.

In addition to interior and exterior evolution, we will examine the history and design of modular homes and also look at some purely modern designs. I hope you get as much enjoyment out of reading the site as I have in putting it together. Time permitting, I will add more to it as I go through the extensive notes I took during my long career in the industry.

Exterior

We will start with basic one-room log cabins and go from there. The number of styles of homes that have evolved even in the last 50 years is staggering. Trends have taken us through ranchers, split levels and tri-levels to barn styles, art deco, modern, huge mansions, and now for the more green-oriented, even tiny homes.

This is a tiny house. We will discuss these further in the site. These have become popular, but not just because they are less expensive and cheaper to heat and cool, but many more environmentally conscious people these days are glad to see the smaller footprint and lower electric usage. They come in hundreds of shapes and sizes, and often ingeniously designed to capitalize on every single square inch of space.

Id like to acknowledge a couple friends here who pushed me into creating a blog. They are both folks I met some years back and have spent a tremendous amount of time with both of them and their families.

Bryan Hope is a pastor who I met through a church I was attending. We came to be really good friends as he and his wife enjoyed much of the same food as we do so we used to go out every Thursday night to a different restaurant. It was lots of fun. Bryan started his own blog and was working on it at the time so would show it to me every week, partly to share his awesome experiences but I couldn’t help but feel he was also prodding me to put my own together. His blog details the history of the Christian church and has a ton of detail in it. It is a great read and I know he had a great time putting it together.

The second guy who gave me some prodding was my friend and neighbor Pat who is a pediatrician. Pat and some of his associates determined a better way to treat ADD and ADHD than the more common drug route. They developed centers where patients could go in the country in very calming settings. Their work is quite remarkable. Along the way Pat built his own blog and shared it with me along the way. Pat pushed me along when I told him I was debating giving this a try. I am thankful for his help.